About Design by Diversity
Design by Diversity (DxD) is a committee under the ACLA umbrella that focuses on raising public awareness regarding the role of architectural design and creating outreach programs within student communities to develop a more diverse talent pipeline. Every year the DxD committee aims to highlight a renowned architecture figure in the Southern California region and hold a Block Party in their honor.
Day Student Competition
DxD: Norma Merrick Sklarek Day celebrates inclusivity in design-related professions! This free Block Party event hosted on March 25th, 2023 will host a student competition of an essay and graphic design work. This competition will showcase the intellectual and design talents of students ages 6-18, and will award prizes to the top submissions selected through a jury for essays and a public voting on the graphic work on the day of the event.
Submissions Open: Friday, February 3rd, 2023
Competition Deadline: Friday, March 10th, 2023
Winners Announced: Saturday, March 25th, 2023 at the DxD Day Block Party
Orlando Family Foundation
Asian American Architects and Engineers
Natalie Groce & Robert Jackman